Pakistan

LAHORE (Staff Report/APP) – The Lahore High Court has sought assistance from Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) and Advocate General Punjab on a petition seeking directions to amend Article 175 of the Constitution for renaming Lahore High Court as Punjab High Court.

The petitioner’s counsel arguing before the court submitted that Sindh High Court and Balochistan High Court were named after the respective provinces whereas Lahore High Court and Peshawar High Court were named after the respective provincial capitals in Article 175 of the Constitution.

He pleaded the court to issue directions for amending the Article 175 to rename Lahore High Court as Punjab High Court and Peshawar High Court as KPK High Court.

On this, the court observed that many important law points had been raised through the petition and it needed consideration.

The court seeking assistance from the attorney general and advocate general adjourned the hearing for three weeks.